Dr. Anna Barra Caracciolo

Dr. Paola Grenni

As part of BioForMoz’s activities to implement studies for the control of water for human consumption, two researchers from the CNR Water Research Institute of Italy, came on a mission to Maputo on October 20th, to collaborate with the Molecular Toxicology department of the Biotechnology Center: the researchers Dr. Anna Barra Caracciolo and Dr. Paola Grenni.

In addition to collaborating on two ongoing projects: “Assessment of emerging contaminants in the Umbeluzi River: their presence and effects on fish” and “Using biomarkers as a biomonitoring tool for environmental pesticide pollution: case study of the Umbeluzi River”, with laboratory and field activities, two public seminars will be held:

Assessment of the effects of legacy and emerging contaminants in soil and water ecosystems, speaker Dr. Anna Barra Caracciolo;

Application of ecotoxicological tests for evaluating single, mixture and contaminated matrix effects on ecosystems, speaker Dr. Paola Grenni.

The seminars were held at the UEM Complexo Pedagogico on October 26th.